Safeguarding and Child Protection

Pond Meadow is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. We expect all staff, governors, visitors and parents/carers to actively support this commitment. This includes doing everything we can to protect our children in school, at home, in the community and online.

Pond Meadow Academy Trust believes that it is unacceptable for any child or vulnerable person to experience abuse and we recognise our responsibility to safeguard them.

Staff, governors, visitors, parents and carers are provided with guidance to follow, should they suspect a child or young person may be experiencing abuse or be at risk of harm. We work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

Concerns about pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the pupil’s welfare. If you see anything that gives you cause for concern on school site, out in the community or at home, you have a duty of care to report it to our school Safeguarding team. Please see below for contact information for our Safeguarding team and other useful numbers.

In dealing with concerns or allegations about a member of staff or a volunteer, please report it immediately to our Headteacher, Emily Hayward.

If an allegation is made against the Headteacher, the concerns need to be raised with the Chair of Governor as soon as possible. If the Chair of Governors is not available, then the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) should be contacted directly.

Please see our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy, along with our Whistleblowing policy for more detailed information.

Contact a member of our Safeguarding team Contact Details

Headteacher and Deputy DSL

Emily Hayward

01483 532239

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Assistant Head

Melanie Harmes

01483 532239

Deputy Head and Deputy DSL

Rebecca Greig

01483 532239

Deputy DSL

Matt Clarke

01483 532239

Deputy DSL

Nicole Mills

01483 532239

Deputy DSL

Katy Etherington-Smith

01483 532239

Deputy DSL

Amy Riddlestone

01483 532239

Our nominated child protection governor is, Penny Gibson

Contact details: pg.gov@pond-meadow.surrey.sch.uk

Our Chair of Governors is, Alex Page

Contact details: ap.gov@pond-meadow.surrey.sch.uk

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

0300 123 1650

During School holidays:

If you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person outside of term time you can contact the Surrey Children's Single Point of Access (SPA) directly.  In an emergency call the Police.

Children's Single Point of Access (C-SPA)

The C-SPA provides residents and people who work with children in Surrey with direct information, advice and guidance about where and how to find the appropriate support for children and families.

Availability: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

The Emergency Duty Team (EDT) provides an emergency social work service for urgent situations which arise out of normal office hours and which cannot be left with an appropriate degree of safety until the next normal working day. The Emergency Duty Team service is not intended as an alternative means of accessing the usual daily activities of Surrey County Council.

The team operates outside of normal office hours

Availability: 5pm to 9am, Monday to Friday
Weekends 24 hours a day
The EDT also operates throughout all bank holiday periods

  • Tel: 01483 517898
  • Fax: 01483 517895
  • SMS number: 07800000388 (for deaf and hard of hearing callers online)
  • To make a call via text direct, please dial 180001 01483 517898
  • Email: edt.ssd@surreycc.gov.uk

 

Downloads

Safeguarding and Welfare Policies Date  
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 17th Sep 2021 Download
Safeguarding Child Protection Policy 01st Aug 2020 Download
Safeguarding Statement 01st Sep 2020 Download
Whistle blowing 17th Sep 2021 Download